Pensions and Benefits Team Leader

Reference: AL1109

Pensions & Benefits Team Leader

Leicester (Our Ref AL1109)

Salary c£35,000 + benefits including parking and part home working


My client is a leading provider of health, education and social care across the UK and they now have an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Pensions & Benefits Team Leader to join their team based in Leicester.

The Role

  • Oversee the day-to-day management and administration of the various pension schemes
  • Develop pensions policies and governance strategies
  • Provide up-to-date reports to management
  • Deal with complex pension claims including rectification work
  • Manage the relationship between the company and trustees
  • Monitor pension scheme deficits and prepare relevant reports including proposals to rectify
  • Coordinating multiple company schemes including effective planning and coordination with other functions where necessary
  • Support the Pensions & Benefits Officer with benefit reconciliation projects and strategic planning of benefit offerings on behalf of the company
  • Continually reviewing policy, systems and processes and seek ways to optimise the pension & benefits function
  • Build effective relations with the client managers for all pension scheme providers
  • Be a key company contact with external providers and ensure that there is appropriate communication
  • Manage risk and ensure compliance of benefit plans under the teams remit within UK government regulations, proactively mitigating operational risk on an ongoing basis
  • Conduct problem solving exercises and after-action reviews where service delivery issues occur


Team Management

  • Day to day management of the Pension & Benefits Team
  • Ensuring that the team communications are professional and provide a high level of customer service across the company at all times
  • Working closely with the Payroll Manager to manage the professional / personal development of team members;
  • Effective use of resources to spread workload across all team members
  • Ensuring personal continuous professional development for the entire team including themselves
  • Continuous process improvement exercises across the whole team.



  • Previous experience in pensions administration or pensions consultancy including scheme management
  • Strong administrative and time management skills
  • Experience of managing a team and leading by example
  • Prior experience of iTrent (desirable) / HR and Payroll applications
  • Experience of internal systems integration
  • Experience of NEST, DC / DB Schemes (LGPS & Teachers Pension Schemes desirable but not essential)


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